Eric Tangradi has had his chances to be a top six forward, but those days appear to have come and gone. After a turnover led directly to Toronto’s first goal in last night’s loss, head coach Dan Bylsma took Tangradi off of the second line, replacing him with Tyler Kennedy.
Tangradi would finish the game with 4:27 of ice time.
Today, it was announced that the 23 year old Philadelphia native would be relegated to the fourth line while Kennedy would move up to the second line to play with Evgeni Malkin and James Neal. Tanner Glass will move to the third line to play with Brandon Sutter and Matt Cooke. Bylsma praised Kennedy’s skating and ability to shoot the puck as a reason to move him up.